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6 Sep 2013

History of Jarrow Hall Brought to Life

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Bede’s World Assistant Curator, Sophie Anderton with the Deputy Mayor and fellow Bede ward Councillors Margaret Peacock and Arthur Meeks at the opening of the exhibition. Bede’s World Assistant Curator, Sophie Anderton with the Deputy Mayor and fellow Bede ward Councillors Margaret Peacock and Arthur Meeks at the opening of the exhibition.

A new exhibition showcasing the history of Jarrow Hall at Bede's World has been officially launched by the Deputy Mayor of South Tyneside.

The Many Faces of Jarrow Hall chronicles the families who lived in Jarrow Hall, an 18th Century building at Bede's World museum.

The free, permanent exhibition gives people the chance to find out about the inhabitants of the hall, their links with, and the contribution they made, to Jarrow with never-before-seen belongings from the families. It also explores the hall's links to the town's mining and shipbuilding heritage.

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Fay Cunningham, officially opened the exhibition this week.

She said: "I was delighted to launch this wonderful new exhibition within Jarrow Hall. The building was a spectacular home to many different people and this exhibition gives people a fascinating insight into the role the hall and its families played in the transformation of Jarrow from an 18th century pit village to a 20th century industrial town.

"I'm sure anyone who likes to delve into the history of Jarrow will find this display really fascinating."

The Deputy Mayor was joined by her fellow Bede ward Councillors Margaret Peacock and Arthur Meeks who, through the Jarrow and Boldon Community Area Forum, helped to secure a £1,916 contribution to Bede's World to help get the exhibition up and running.

Sophie Anderton, Assistance Curator at Bede's World, said: "Jarrow Hall has been such an important and constant building in the life of the town that it has been a real privilege to be able to put this exhibition together.

"There are so many stories and beautiful objects which belonged to the families of the hall that we've been able to bring to life. I hope people will enjoy the exhibition and discover things they never knew about Jarrow's early history."

For further information about the exhibition contact Bede's World in Church Bank, Jarrow, on (0191) 489 2106 or visit www.bedesworld.co.uk


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